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President Trump announces decision to pull out of Iran nuclear accord




Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC.
Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump has announce a decision on Tuesday to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord.

Trump says that if he allowed the deal to stand, there would soon be a nuclear arms race.

He also says a constructive deal could easily have been struck at the time, but it wasn't.

With files from the Associated Press

Guests:

Bryan Bender, defense reporter for POLITICO Pro; he tweets @BryanDBender

Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives at the Wilson Center, a Washington-based non-partisan policy forum that tackles global issues through independent research; he is a former advisor to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli negotiations, 1978-2003; he tweets @aarondmiller2

Danielle Pletka, senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based conservative public policy research institute; she tweets @dpletka

Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, a Washington-based non-profit public policy think tank; she is the author of multiple books on Iran, including “Iran’s Political Economy since the Revolution” (Cambridge University Press, 2015); she tweets @MaloneySuzanne